Wedding Videos terms and definitions explained
Wedding videography is a developing business. I mean, it’s not like the old days, couples love to have their wedding day captured as a video footage, so they can see it again and again. A few decades back, Wedding Photo Album was the top selection. Well, I have to say; old-school wedding videography was boring. Many couples; including me, thought “Wedding Videos are boring.” Anyway, wedding videography is more advanced now, so Wedding Videos are very lovely and interesting.
OK, let’s get to the point now. The reason I decided to write this article is to stop the confusion. Many top-class videography companies are there in Melbourne, but the terms and definitions they use differ from each other. This confusion occurs when the couples are on the hunt for a videography company to cover their wedding. I mean, videography firms use different terms and definitions to their products and services. Well, the product may be the same, but terms and definitions are different. Sometimes, Wedding Videos terms and definitions are same, but the products are different. As an example: some studios say “Documentary Edit,” but others say “Raw Footage.” In summary, every studio gives edited and unedited Wedding Videos to their customers.
Below I am showing examples of same terms and definitions, but different products.
1) Raw Footage and Uncut: Simply, this is the unedited footage on a DVD or as another file type. Sometimes known as Raw Files.
2) Feature: A 10-minutes-edited video to a music, no narration. Sometimes known as Wedding Feature Film, with narration. Also, known as the Documentary edit.
3) Wedding Highlight: Well, you can understand by the term highlight.
*An edited part just lasts 1-2 minutes, sometimes known as a Trailer.
* 3-5 minutes long, with just music.
* 3-5 minutes long, story type with music and narration.
* Sometimes Wedding Highlights last 10-20 minutes, also known as a movie, feature, or film.
4) Documentary Edit: Some studios make the documentary edit to run for hours, the whole day is covered, with or without music. Well, some studios name the documentary edit as the raw footage, with or without music.
5) Ceremony: Short or long edited Wedding Videos with or without music. Sometimes the whole wedding edited accordingly.
6) Speeches: Short or long edited versions with or without music. Sometimes all speeches edited to a longer version.
7) Reception: Short or long edited versions, with or without music.
So, what should you do?: The point I am trying to explain is a thing to consider when selecting the right studio. Just imagine you going to a studio, and their highlight footage just lasts for 1-2 minutes. Then, you go to the next studio, and their highlight footage lasts for 15 minutes. So, how you are going to compare the price tags? The studios sell the different products with the same name.
What I suggest is that you look for the quality and features of Wedding Videos, not their price tags. A studio may charge you $300 for a highlight footage, but another only $200. Apparently, $200 is cheaper, but it only lasts for 1-2 minutes; the $300 priced footage may last longer. Don’t compare Apples with Bananas. Well, if you are on a tight budget, then you would have to go with the cheapest. The best thing you can do is asking questions from the studio you are considering. Only then you can compare studios and their work. Considering only the price is not wise for choosing the best. Wedding Videos are precious pieces of art that every couple should have.